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Bryan Life 

A publication of Bryan College 
Volume 35, Number 4 

Editorial Office: 

Bryan College 

P.O. Box 7000 

Dayton, TN 37321-7000 

(423) 775-2041 

Graduation 2009 page 

Sports Additions 
and Honors 

Campus News 

page 6 

Remembering Bryan page 9 

Bryan: 1896 Presidential 
Candidate page 10 

Faculty/Staff Notes page 11 

About the Economy page 12 ' ' ' / ™> 

with a tight belt page 14 j& %^1g!£&j£ : l 

For the Love 

of Bryan page 16 

Trail Scholarship 
Established P a S e ^ 

How Good 
Are You? 

Lion Tracks 

page 20 
page 21 

1 lomecoming 2009 page 24 

Cover Photo: Dean Bell 

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Stephen D. Livesay 


Tom Davis, '06H 


Dean Bell 

Vice President for Advancement 
Blake Hudson 

Director of Development 
Steve Keck 

Director of Planned Giving 

]im Barth, '57 

Photo by junior Johanna Wilkening 

Director of Alumni Relations 

David Tromanhauser, '80 

Database & Office Manager 

Janice Pendergrass 

Advancement Assistant 

Tracey Bridwell 

Office Assistant and Event Planner 

Paulakay Franks, '84 

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"...teach them your word, 

which 15 truth" John i 7. i 7 (NUT} 

For followers of Jesus Christ, these are exciting days as we see God's plan for the ages unfolding. 
We are reminded daily that God's Word is indeed truth, and it is trustworthy. And certainly the 
events of our day point to the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ: worldwide economic confusion, 
knowledge and communication increasing at unprecedented rates, political unrest, the rise and influence 
of Islam, wars and rumors of wars, and the Gospel being spread throughout the world in many cases with 
tremendous persecution. 

How much more now than ever, we need to he busy about our Savior's work, yet resting in Him as we 
know that He is orchestrating events worldwide for his eternal purposes! As I looked into the faces of 
our graduates during Commencement, it was inspiring to see that the labor of our faculty and staff for 
the past four years has not been in vain. Bryan's record-breaking Class of 2009 is comprised of graduates 
who are equipped to carry the gospel message in word and deed to a world desperately seeking answers 
to its many problems. 

In the face of these challenging economic times, our campus community has initiated many cost-cutting 
measures so that we can remain financially strong. At the same time, we have allocated resources to 
provide for several significant summer campus improvement projects even as work continues on our 
new entrance from U.S. Route 27 and the half-mile road to campus. Improvements include extensive 
bandwidth upgrades for our students' growing IT needs, a state-of-the-art fire alarm system for Woodlee- 
Ewing Residence Hall, and significant remodeling in our library to house our new Academic Support 
Center that will enhance our ability to provide important services to our students. 

One of the greatest authorities on William Jennings Bryan, our own Dr. Richard Cornelius, is 
transitioning to .1 less hectic role with our campus while uv welcome IV. 1. D/irvl Charles to take the helm 
of the Bryan Institute for Critical Thought and Practice. As a biblical scholar and leading authority on 
Christianity and culture, Dr. Charles will serve as Director and Senior Fellow of the Institute, 

As our eyes continue to look toward Jerusalem, our gaze today is on the wonderful work God has 
given Bryan College to do. We are privileged to stand in Christ's stead, teaching His word as truth and 
fulfilling our mission of educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today's 

Thank you for your continued prayer and support as we seek to know Him and make Him known 
throughout the world. 

Stephen D. Livesay 

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Commencement, a day for 
looking ahead, had elements 
of looking back as Bryan 
celebrated graduation for the Class 
of 2009 and honored members of the 
Class of 1959 May 8-9. 

Nostalgia certainly was part of the 
program as graduates reflected on 
their years at Bryan during Vespers 
on Friday night, but it was looking 
back with an eye to the future. 

Brittany McGehee pointed 
out that in their four years on 
Bryan Hill, her classmates have 
seen a lot of building: Robinson 
residence hall, a practice gym, 
groundbreaking for the new 
entrance, and the launch of 
Bryan's first graduate program. 
More importantly "We have seen 
a lot of relationships built," she 
said. Those relationships have 
helped form a community that is 
strengthened by love. 

Paul Shanks challenged his 
classmates to "learn to live life in the 
little things, and do them well. Maybe 
the task ahead is not to make a living 
so much as to live well for the sake of 
the Gospel, no matter what we do." 

Kirsten Meberg reminded the 
Vespers audience that one aspect of 
college life has been faithfulness in 
relationships. "Faithfulness is evident 
in the people we met here," she 
said. "This class has great examples 
of getting involved in a lot of 
different ways. I pray that continues 
throughout our lives — in our new 
churches, the new communities we're 
placed in, in new relationships that 
come our way. Be faithful to what has 
been poured into us." 

While the graduates were 
conducting their Vespers service, 

members of the Class of 1 959 were 
reminiscing over God's blessings of 
the past 50 years. 

President Livesay met with that 
group during dinner and commended 
them for their faithfulness. "Listening 
to many of you, I understand what 

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a blessing Bryan College has been 
and the way God has given you 
opportunities to serve Him. You sat 
where they (the current graduates) sit 
and had the same anxieties that they 
have. But we have the same God Who 
is faithful." 

He told the graduates moments 
later, "Four years ago when this 
group came on campus it was very 
obvious that this is a special group. 
I can recognize that God has His 
hand on this class. This class is going 
to go forth loving God, loving their 
classmates. They will be there when 
their classmates walk through the 
dark valley, and when their classmates 
celebrate they will be able to celebrate 
together. It is my prayer that they 
indeed will be faithful.'' 

As the Vespers service ended, 
students and families moved from 

Rudd Auditorium to the Alumni 
Dining Hall for a reception, forced 
inside because of the threat of 
storms. The Golden Grads used that 
time to stand on the balcony of the 
student center's cafe and pray for the 
graduating class. 

For the first time in seven 
years, weather forced the 
graduation service into Rudd 
Auditorium, with its seating 
capacity of just more than 800. 
To accommodate the nearly 2,000 
family and friends expected 
for the service, the Operations 
Department and the Information 
Technology staff prepared 
viewing areas in the cafeteria, 
I .ions Den, Summers Gymnasium 
and several classrooms in Mercer 

Commencement speaker 
Michael Reneau, a communication 
studies graduate from Ooltewah, 
Tenn., reminded his classmates that 
the theme of chapels this year, "The 
Beauty and Power of the Gospel," 
led him — and them — "to see why the 
Gospel of Jesus Christ is so powerful 
and so beautif uL" 

Sorrow in his life brought him to a 
point of weakening faith as the school 
year began, teaching him even then 
that "we know along with the joyous 

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consummations of new chapters 
will come stinging realizations that 
this world needs a story altogether 
powerful and beautiful. The Gospel 
demands our whole beings, especially 

in the throes of pain and the groaning 
of a jaded world. The power and the 
beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ 
is that it marries each of our faculties, 
and that should change how we live. 

"As much as it shapes our 
conceptions of reality, the powerful, 
beautiful Gospel also informs our 
affections in a world that grieves loss, 
that grieves pain, and that grieves 
death — physical and spiritual- We 
must make certain, in the busyness of 
life that comes after this day, to not be 
hardened by the carelessness of sin. 
We must remember that the Gospel 
cultivates affections for grieving 
peoples thousands of miles away, and 


the Gospel cultivates affections for the 
blessed close by who mourn." 

"We, Bryan graduates, have spent 
years here preparing for action in 
our various fields, each of which is 

integral in God's reclamation of 

"The power and the beauty 
of the Gospel is that it changes 
everything. It molds our 
understandings, it informs our 
affections, and it motivates 
our actions. It changes how we 
do life in a marred world. The 
power and the beauty of the 
Gospel is that through it Christ 
invites us not just to be passive 
recipients of its riches, but that 
' He calls us to be active saints, 
reclaiming what has always been His. 
The power of the Gospel is that Christ 
unites each element of our being — 
mind, heart, and body — to prepare 
for Himself and us a new creation 
in which we will all see, without 
blemish, the power and the beauty of 
the Gospel" 






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Bollant Named Golf Coach 

Peter Bollant, a golf instructor and top amateur golfer 
in the Philippines, has been hired as the coach for 
Bryan's new intercollegiate golf team, Athletics 
Director Dr. Sandy Zensen said. 

Mr. Bollant, brother of former Bryan women's basketball 
coach Matt Bollant, for the past 25 years has been a 
missionary preacher and teacher in the Philippines, where 
he has found time to play golf competitively. 

Dr, Zensen said Mr, Bollant would begin his duties at 
Bryan later this year. He will be responsible for recruiting 
players and organizing the program, which is to begin play 
in the 2010-11 academic year. 

"I'm delighted that Peter has agreed to join the 
Bryan family as we expand our intercollegiate athletics 
program," Dr. Zensen said. "He has the experience as 
a high school and collegiate golfer to understand the 
concerns of prospective student-athletes, and continues 

to demonstrate his skills on 
the links. I believe he will 
be a tremendous asset to the 
program and the college." 
In his application letter 
Mr. Bollant said the position 
"excites me and fits into 
my skills and abilities. Next 
to God and my family golf 
plays a pretty important role 
in my life. I have found it 
to be an amazing venue for 
discipleship and evangelism 

and even as golf coach I believe I can use this venue to 
mentor my students not only in golf but also in godly life 


David Villanueva Named 
AAC Champion of Character 

avid Villanueva, a 
I senior soccer player, 
has been named the 
men's 2008-2009 Appalachian 
Athletic Conference (AAC) 
Champion of Character 
Individual Award winner, the 
second Bryan athlete to be so honored. A year ago, Christy 
Noel received the award. 

According to the AAC, to receive the award, the 
nominee must demonstrate the true spirit of competition 
by living out the core values of respect, responsibility, 
integrity servant leadership, and sportsmanship. The 
nominee must also demonstrate outstanding involvement 
in the community, which results in positive character 
development through sports. 

David, who received a degree in biology (premed) 
and a minor in biblical studies in May received a 
Dean's Scholarship, men's soccer scholarship, and a PCI 
Leadership Grant. He was named to Who's Who Among 
Students in American Universities and Colleges, and is a 2008 
NCCAA Scholar Athlete, 2008 NAIA-Daktronics Men's 
Soccer Scholar- Athlete, and 2006-2008 AAC Academic All- 

He is founder of Lifeblood ministries, a student group 
that raises money to support the Banjara Tribal Ministries 
orphanage in Hyderabad, India; was involved with Break 

for Change trips to Honduras and Chicago, participated in 
summer medical missions trips, volunteered with Practical 
Christian Involvement* s L.I.F.E. club, and worked as a 
science tutor in the Bryan Academic Support Center. 

Dr. Sandy Zensen, David's soccer coach, said David 
"consistently leads by example. He is disciplined, purpose- 
driven, dependable, and committed to excellence both 
on and off the field of play. Above all, he has a servant's 
heart, looking for meaningful ways to invest in the lives of 

Dr. Martin Hartzell, David's academic advisor, said, 
"In the classroom, he pays good attention to 
lectures and is willing to ask questions if he 
does not understand. In the labs, he catches 
on very quickly and has good technique in 
dissection and in cellular micromanipulations," 

Dr. Stephanie Hartz, one of his professors, 
called David "a young man with a high 
level of integrity, who deeply cares 
and desires to serve others. There 
is humility about him. His 
attitude is positive with a 
posture of one who desires 
to be a servant-leader." 




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ryan athletes have picked up a number of post-season honors, including some for 
fell sports that were not released in time for earlier editions of Bryan life. 


Daktrorrics-N AIA All American Academics: 

Matt Hicks and Daniel Zimmerman 
AAC All-Academic Team: 

J.D. Davis 

Jordan Day 

Zach Gray 

Matt Hicks 

Ben Young 

Daniel Zimmerman 


Indoor: N AIA All-American: 

Josh Bradley 
Outdoor: AAC All-Conference: 

Josh Bradley (1500 Meter Champion) 

Zach Buffington (5k Champion), and Daniel Goetz; 

Hunter Hall (3k Steeplechase Champion), and Bryson Harper 


NCCAA AU-American 2nd Teanu 
Alison Young 


NCCAA AU-American DI 1st Team; 

Daniel OKane 
NCCAA AU-American DI 2nd Team: 

Carlos Pedro Da Silva 


Daktronics-NAIA AH American Academics; 

Andrew Slikker 

Kyle Terry 
AAC AU-Conference 2nd Team: 

Scott Newton 
AAC AU-Conference 3rd Team: 

Lamarr Shorts 
AAC AU-Academic Team: 

Andrew Slikker 

Kyle Terry 


Daktronics-NAIA All American Academics: 

Kaylin Carswell 

Katie Davis 

Wendy Vork 
AAC AU-Conference 1st Team: 

Katie Davis 
AAC AH-Freshman Team; 

Becca Sharpe 
AAC AU-Academic Team; 

Kaylin Carswell 

Lauren Copeland 

Katie Davis 

Amber Smith, Jessica Southern, and Wendy Vork 

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AAC AU-Academic Team: 
Kaylin CarsweU 
Lauren Copeland 
Katie Davis 
Amber Smith 
Jessica Southern 
Wendy Vork 

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Photo by Justin Hipp, '09 

200^Viiliam Jennings 

Bryan Opportunity 

Program Dinner 

It was a night for celebration, for 
appreciation, and for encouragement 
as Bryan College hosted its second 
annual William Jennings Bryan 
Opportunity Program dinner April 

Vice President for Advancement 
Blake Hudson reported that some 
$110,000 has been given or pledged 
for the program for the coming year, 
more than doubling the amount raised 
a year ago. 

More than 225 friends of the college 

heard President Dr. Stephen Livesay 
and students say "thank you," and 
were encouraged by Michael Gerson, 
former speechwriter for President 
George W. Bush, to consider how they 
live out their faith. Video highlights of 
the dinner are available at 

The WJB Opportunity Program 
allows Tennessee students from 
families with less than $35,000 income 
to attend Bryan with tuition expenses 
paid through a combination of 

financial aid resources. At the dinner, 
Andrew Zimmerman, a sophomore 
mathematics and Christian thought 
major from Grandview, Term., said 
'If s true when they say that we 
literally would not be here without the 
scholarship support. I want to thank 
you for that" 

Dr. Livesay said 29 students 
benefitted from the William Jennings 
Bryan Opportunity Program this 
academic year, and the college sees 
a greater need to assist academically 
qualified students with limited needs. 

Mr. Gerson said that William 
Jennings Bryan is one of his heroes. 
"No other American political figure 
has been more principled, more 
influential, and more unfairly reviled. 
He placed the needs and hopes of 
common men and women at the 
center of American politics, and he 
did so as a direct expression of his 
Christian faith," 

Mr, Gerson said Christians are at a 
"searching moment concerning their 
duties as citizens." Evangelical leaders 
are moving from a "narrow set of 
social and moral issues, particularly 
abortion and family issues," and are 
beginning to address matters such as 
AIDS and human trafficking, 

"This agenda is not identical to or 
exhausted by any human ideology. 
It stands in judgment of them all. 
And this means we will occasionally 
reel politically homeless. Christianity 
indicts oppressive government, but 
also the soul-destroying excesses 
that sometimes come in freedom. 
It is often hard where liberalism is 
soft and soft where conservatism is 

hard. If Christianity were identical to 
any political movement, something 
would be badly wrong. It looks to a 
kingdom not of this world, and by 
this standard we will never in this life 
be fully home. But by standing up 
for the values of this other kingdom, 
we make a large difference in the 
kingdoms of this world." 

College Celebrates 
Groundbreaking II 

"God provided the sun. Get your 
shovel Lefs get started!" 

Col. John Haynes, chairman of the 
Bryan Board of Trustees, caught the 
spirit of the event as college officials, 
students and friends broke ground for 
Phase II of the new entrance on April 

Work was to begin this summer 
but speakers were ready to follow 
Col. Haynes' lead as they reflected on 
God's faithfulness and provision. 

"God has prepared Bryan College 
for its next chapter," President 
Stephen Livesay said. "God has 
wonderful things in store for us, not 
because of us, but because we are 

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faithful to our mission." 

Trustee Emeritus Don Efird, 
in remarks before offering the 
invocation, recounted how "in 1969, 
I brought the oldest of my seven 
children to Bryan. We missed the 
cutoff at the bottom of the hill." It was 
Mr. Efird, at Dr. Livesay' s first board 
meeting as president, who challenged 
Dr. Livesay to make the new entrance 
a priority. 

Keynote speaker Michael Gerson 
said Bryan College is named for "a 
Christian who changed the nation. 
William Jennings Bryan had one 
message, that every life counts." 

He said a Christian education helps 
us know that our worth as individuals 
is not based on our actions. "We know 
our value because we are loved by 
God, independent of accomplishment, 
in success or failure, in joy or grief. 
This is a source of worth and peace 
that cannot be given and taken away 
by others because it was a gift of God 
on the cross." 

State Sen. Ken Yager, State Rep. Jim 
Cobb, Rhea County Executive Billy 
Ray Patton, and Dayton Mayor Bob 
Vincent commended the college for its 
bold step in challenging times. 

Mr. Vincent, picking up on habits 
of students, said, "The new road will 
be known by many names: an official 
name, and names known by students. 
I call it a road to opportunity, to 
education, to be involved in a school 
which really promotes Christianity, 
doing the right things at the right 

Dr. Livesay responded that the 
official name will be "Landes Way," 
in honor of the alumnus whose gift 
sparked completion of the project. 

Mary Prances 
Carlson, daughter 
of Bryan's third 
president, Dr. Judson 
A. Rudd, reminded 
the audience of the 
early hardships 
faced by faculty, 
staff and students, 
and the commitment 
they had to building 
Bryan College. 
Student Government President 
Rachel Welch reminded students that 
they have had a "part of the journey" 
that led to the groundbreaking. Senior 
Resident Assistant Eric McEachron 
encouraged students to not take for 
granted those who made it possible. 
The Rev. Mark Hickman who sold 
to the college a piece of property 
critical for the project recounted 
stories of playing on the athletic fields 
and college grounds as well as in the 
gymnasium, feeling welcomed by 

Dr. Charles To Head 

Bryan Institute 

Dr. J. Daryl Charles, senior fellow, 
Center for Politics and Religion at 
Union University in Jackson, Tenn., 
has been named director and senior 
fellow of the Bryan Institute for 
Critical Thought and Practice. 

"We are delighted to have a 
scholar of Dr. Charles' stature come 
to lead the Bryan Institute for Critical 
Thought and Practice," President 
Livesay said. "His professional work 
has focused on a biblical worldview 

perspective on contemporary issues, 
which is precisely the mission of the 
Bryan Institute." 

Dr. Charles is the author, co-author, 
or translator of 11 books on topics 
including natural law, "just war" and 
the biblical book of Jude. 

He is a member of organizations 
including the National Association 
of Scholars, Christians in Political 
Science, the Evangelical Philosophical 
Society, and the Evangelical 
Theological Society. 

The Bryan Institute for Critical 
Thought and Practice includes the 
Center for Origins Research, Center 
for Leadership Initiatives, Center 
for Worldview Studies, the William 
Jennings Bryan Center for Law and 
Public Policy, and the Center for 
International Development The 
centers provide educational and 
research opportunities for Bryan 
students and the public. 

Dr. Cornelius' 

Contributions to Bryan 


Bryan College honored Dr. Richard 
Cornelius on his second retirement 
during Honors Day ceremonies April 


Dr. Cornelius retired as professor 
of English in 1999, but has continued 
to serve as the Scopes liaison, the 
primary contact for information 
about William Jennings Bryan and 
the Scopes Trial, President Stephen 
Livesay said. 

His articles on the subject have 

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appeared in scholarly journals 
and popular publications. He has 
published an annotated map of 
Scopes Trial sites; edited an annotated 
bibliography about Bryan and the 
Trial; edited collections of articles 
and photographs about the trial and 
of Bryan's speeches; and produced a 
collection of songs about the Trial. 
He has contributed to programs by 
American and international television, 
radio and documentary producers. 

Tom Davis, director of public 
information, said Dr. Cornelius "is the 
unsung hero to countless researchers, 
ranging from Pulitzer Prize-winning 
author Dr. Edward J. Larson to junior 
high students researching History Day 

In addition to his knowledge of the 
subject and willingness to help others, 
Mr. Davis said Dr. Cornelius has 
exhibited a "deep love for Jesus Christ 
and for Bryan College. I think if s fair 
to say that his heart's desire is that 
our Lord is honored and that Bryan 
College live out its motto of Christ 
Above All." 

Faith Wants to Know 
Your Story 

Faith Ammen, a 2009 Bryan 
graduate, is joining the Advancement 
team because she wants to know 
"Whafs Your Story?" 

Faith's interest in alumni began 
last fall when she was a senior 
communications major trying to 
figure out what to do with her future. 

To help in the decision-making 
process she began contacting Bryan 
alumni who had graduated with 
communications degrees. She was 
quickly overwhelmed with the wide 
range of occupations the alumni had 
chosen, demonstrating that Bryan 
alumni are making a difference in the 
way they lived out their lives all over 
the world. 

She compiled the stories into a 
document so fellow students could 
read and be inspired as well. 

Faith's new effort will involve 
alumni of all majors and stages of life. 
She looks forward to interacting with 
alumni and being able to tell their 
stories, which is where you come in! 
Faith would love to know what you 
are doing with your life, to help the 
Bryan family — students and alumni — 
see how far a Lion's tracks can travel. 

Blake Hudson, vice president for 
advancement said, "I'm delighted 
Faith has agreed to continue her 
efforts on behalf of Bryan College in 
this way. Her enthusiasm is infectious, 
and I'm sure our alumni will see that 
as soon as they talk with her. We 
plan to use her articles in Bryan Life, 
E-Lumine, and other pubtications to 
help our alumni and friends get a 
new glimpse of how special a Bryan 
education is because of the way 
alumni are using what they learned on 
The Hill to make a difference in their 

To tell Faith your story send your 
name, current position or job title, 
your address, a summary of your 
current — or favorite post-Bryan — job, 
and a picture to her at 
faith. ammen@bry an .e du . 

Bryan Adds Softball 

and Golf to Athletics 


Bryan will add women's Softball 
and men's and women's golf as 
intercollegiate sports in the 2010-11 
academic year, college officials have 

Athletics Director Dr. Sandy Zensen 
said coaches for the teams — a full- 
time coach for Softball and a part-time 
coach for golf — will begin work after 
July 1. The coaches will spend the 
2009-10 year recruiting, arranging 
schedules and logistics, and securing 
equipment in preparation for the new 
sports launch. 

"We are the only college in 
the conference that does not offer 
softball," Dr. Zensen said. "Softball is 
an important sport in the Chattanooga 
area, and 1 think this will make 
Bryan more attractive to a number of 
students. Plus, if s a great sport." 

Adding golf as an intercollegiate 
sport has been discussed for some 
time, and officials decided this is the 
time to move. A golf coach would 
be hired on a part-time basis, with 
similar responsibilities as the softball 
coach, Dr. Zensen said. 

Vice President for Enrollment 
Management Michael Sapienza said 
adding the three teams fits with the 
overall strategy to raise traditional 
enrollment to 1,200. "We have a high 
percentage of students involved in 
intercollegiate athletics, so we could 
grow by lowering that percentage 
or we can use athletics as a tool to 
help us reach our goal," he said. 
"This fits with what we're trying to 

Dr. Zensen said he would 
anticipate 20 to 25 women would 
enroll to play softball, and 10 to 12 
men and women would enroll for golf 
initially. "We would work from that 
point to grow the sport," he said. 

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By Russell Mcleod, '58 

Tt was a long drive from Stone Lake, 
Wise, to Dayton, Term,, but we 
wouldn't have even considered 

traveling by air in those days. I remember 

the changes in scenery as we drove 

through the various states and the 

anticipation I felt to be heading south 

to attend college. Those years attending 

Bryan College were a wonderful time 

for me. Growing up on a dairy farm in 

northern Wisconsin kept us all very busy 

physically but college provided many new 

challenges intellectually and socially. My 

major professor, Dr. Willard Henrung, was 

great at helping students to explore the 

natural world and think about things in a new way. Miss 

Rouch's excitement over the amazing construction and 

development of plants and trees was contagious. 
Socially, I met some super friends, such as Dave Watson, 

Ken Campbell and Larry Thompson who, by the way, 

could flip from his feet to his hands while talking with 

someone! I lived in the 
Octagon dormitory 
where the beds were 
sometimes stacked 
three to four high. My 
enthusiasm for sports 
was encouraged in 
running and cross- 
country competitions. 
The hills and fences 
around Bryan gave 
me great practice in 
difficult running and 
jumping. I remember 
the time most of my 

teammates were sickened by the flu and I represented our 
school at the track and cross-country meet at Sewanee 
College. I did my very best and brought home a first in the 
mile and two-mile races. It was exhilarating to break the 
tape at the finish line. 

Spiritually the daily chapels and dormitory devotional 
times were inspiring. My sister Alice, had started a small 
mission in an abandoned house in Dayton and I helped 
by teaching a Sunday school class and introducing these 
children to the Lord. Later, when my younger sister, Mable, 
attended Bryan, she also became a part of our mission 

My biological training has helped me in the management 
of our dairy farm. Often, I must give the cows shots 
for illnesses and help them with difficult births. Our 
crops depend on being planted at the right time and 
with innovative fanning procedures. My wonderful 
wife, Dorothy, and our daughter, Michelle, have added 
fulfillment and joy to my life. 

Remembering Bryan makes me feel very thankful for the 
great years and education I received while a student there. 

Writers Wanted 

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memories of your time on the Hill with Bryan Life readers, please write between 300 and 400 
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by Dr. WUliam Ketchersid 

William Jennings Bryan was 
interested in American 
politics since his father 
Silas, was a member of the Illinois 
state senate and he discussed politics 
at home. During his formative years 
Bryan decided to become an attorney; 
he studied briefly at the Chicago 
School of Law during 1833. Following 
law school, he practiced briefly in 
Jacksonville, HI., before deciding 
to join a friend in a law practice in 
Lincoln, Neb. 

Throughout 1888 and 1889, Bryan 
made numerous friends in Lincoln 
as a result of his involvement in civic 
clubs such as the Elks Club, the Rotary 
Club, and the Masonic Lodge. Bryan 
soon began to understand some of 
the problems of the poor farmers of 
Nebraska including a high protective 
tariff which Congress had supported 
for several years after the Civil War. 
After being chosen as the chairman of 
the Democratic Party in Lincoln, he 
helped with the campaigns of fellow 
Democrats. Moreover, he dedicated 
himself to speak for a lower tariff 
which President Grover Cleveland 
had stressed as essential for sound 
business in his annual message 
to Congress in 1887. Nebraska 
Democrats did not fare well during 
the elections of 1888. Despite their 

poor performance, Bryan had built 
a reputation as a speaker and as one 
who had campaigned tirelessly for 
others. That led many of his fellow 
Democrats to ask Bryan to run for 
Congress in 1890. Although Bryan 
faced opposition for the seat, he won 
as a result of advocating a lower tariff 
and a pro-farmer platform. 

Once in Congress, Bryan 
championed the interests of the people 
of his district; he especially spoke in 
favor of ideas the Farmer's Alliance 
and Grange supported. In addition to 
a low tariff, farmers desired the direct 
election of United States senators, the 
secret ballot initiative, the recall, as 
well as the coinage of silver dollars 
at a 16 to 1 ratio with gold. Many of 
these ideas were part of the Populist 
Party's renowned Omaha Platform 
of 1892. As populism gained strength 
in Nebraska as early as 1890, Bryan 
embraced many of their goals. 

Although Bryan was a member 
of the middle class, he understood 
the necessity of all people to enjoy 
economic prosperity and to avoid 
discrimination by Eastern businesses 
and banks. In Congress, Bryan spoke 
eloquently for a lower protective tariff 
and after the panic of 1893, he publicly 
embraced bi-metallism (the coinage 
of both gold and silver) as a way to 
produce enough inflation to lift the 
nation from economic depression. 
He also opposed the re-nomination 
of Grover Cleveland for president. 
Cleveland solidly supported the gold 
standard, which seemed as if he had 
sold out to the interests of the Eastern 

After serving two successful terms 
in Congress, Bryan decided not to 
seek reelection; instead he tossed his 
hat into the race for the senate. Since 
Populists would support Bryan's bid, 
he had some chance. Unfortunately 
the Republican-controlled state 
senate destroyed his hopes. Instead 

of practicing law like his wife Mary 
wanted, Bryan continued to travel and 
to speak about political issues. Several 
Populists and a few Democrats 
indicated that Bryan might consider 
seeking the presidency, which 
encouraged Bryan. 

At the Democratic National 
Convention in Chicago in 1896, 
despite his lack of strong support 
from many Democratic leaders, 
Bryan viewed himself as a potential 
nominee. Bryan spoke as the 
Cleveland administration was unable 
to accomplish much to help the 
masses of American workers. The day 
Bryan was scheduled to speak about 
the evils of gold at the convention, 
the Chicago Tribune featured Bryan on 
its front page as a serious presidential 
candidate. Although not feeling well 
before his speech, Bryan overcame 
his physical condition to electrify 
a largely pro-silver audience. As 
a famous orator, "the Nebraska 
cyclone," Bryan posed a question: "... 
upon which side will the Democratic 
Party fight, upon the side of the idle 
holders of capital or upon the side 
of the struggling masses?" Later in 
the speech, referring to overcoming 
banking and business interests, Bryan 
exclaimed, ". . .you shall not press 
down upon the brow of labor this 
crown of thorns. You shall not crucify 
mankind upon a cross of gold." 

After initial silence, the members 
roared their approval. The next day, 
the Democrats nominated Bryan on 
the fifth ballot over fellow silverite 
Richard Bland of Missouri, The party 
had clearly repudiated incumbent 
Democrat Grover Cleveland. Perhaps, 
reformers like Bryan could overcome 
the nation's economic problems. 

During the campaign with only 
5300,000 to spend, Bryan traveled 
over 18,000 miles speaking to massive 
crowds. The money donated to 
the Republicans by Standard Oil 

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Company and J.P. Morgan was more 
than the Democrats had available 
for the entire campaign. While there 
is some evidence of bribery for 
votes on the part of the Republican 
candidate, William McKinley of 
Ohio, the lack of strong economic 
intervention by Grover Cleveland 
after the panic of 1893 was difficult 
for Democrats to overcome. Bryan 
polled 6,509,052 votes and McKinley 
won 7,104,779 votes. After the 
election, Bryan hinted of Republican 
corruption and moneyed interests 
winning the presidency for 
McKinley. The election of 1896 had 
been the most exciting presidential 
contest since the election of 1860. 
Bryan had electrified the crowds, 
but when business owners warned 
employees not to vote for Bryan if 
they wanted to retain their jobs, he 
could not overcome their fears. 

For additional study, consult Bryan: A 
Political Biography by Louis Koenlg, and 
teRoyAshbys William Jennings Bryan, 
Champion of Democracy. 

For a brief version of Bryan s rise to 
political prominence, consult H. Wayne 
Morgan s From Hayes to McKinley. 

For a more detailed, description, read 
chapter XI of H. Wayne Morgan's 
William McKinley and His America. 

Dr. William Ketchersld is Professor of 
History at Bryan College, 

Mr. Bernie Belisle and Miss Amanda 
Sherrin attended the Southeastern 
Theatre Conference in Birmingham, Ala., 
In March. They took four students and 
attended a number of workshops during 
the four-day conference. 

Members of the Biblical Studies 
department attended the Evangelical 
Theological Society meeting in April, and 
several presented papers: Dr. Jud Davis, 
"Prepositions and Christology: How the 
littlest words bankrupt evolutionary 
Christologles ; and Dr. Doug Kennard, 
"Does Deuteronomy as Suzerainty 
Treaty Advocate Covenant Nomlsm? 
Also, Dr. Kennard presented a paper for 
the Evangelical Philosophical Society, 
"Potential Evil In the Biblical Account of 
the Original Good Creation." During the 
ETS conference, student Ashley Baker 
won second place in the student paper 
competition for her paper "Reversing the 
Curse: Boaz and Ruth at the Threshing 
Floor. A doctoral student won the 

Mr. Stefan Gray, director of IT Services, 
and Mr. James Sullivan, network 
administrator, attended the Tennessee 
Independent Colleges and Universities 
Association IT retreat in Nashville, Tenn. 
Mr. Sullivan gave a presentation on 
Network Tools and Mr. Gray gave a 
presentation on "Classroom Technology 

Dr. Scott Jones attended the 2009 
National Sunday School Conference In 
March in Woodstock, Ga. He also served 
as team mentor for the Break for Change 
Nicaragua group in March. 

Dr. William Ketchersid, professor of 
history, has been selected for inclusion 
In the 2009-10 edition of Montclair 
Publishing s Who's Who among Executives 
and Professionals. Dr. Ketchersld and 
Dr. Jack and Karin Traylor attended the 
Southeast Tennessee History Conference 
at Lee University in April. 

Mrs. Corinne Livesay, director of digital 
communication, authored the Teaching 
Assistance Manual for the 15th edition of 
the textbook Managing Human Resources 
(South-Western/Cengage Learning), 2010. 

Dr. Sigrid Luther, professor of music, was 
installed as vice president of the Music 
Teachers National Association during the 
organization's annual meeting in April. 
Herterm will run through April 2011. 

Mr. Steve Paulson, computer department 
manager and database administrator, and 
Mr. Adam Crownoble, web programmer, 
attended a "Skills for Managers and 
Supervisors" seminar in Chattanooga, 
Tenn., in May. 

Dr. Jack Traylor is training as a brakeman/ 
trainman with the Tennessee Valley 
Railroad, which operates passenger and 
freight service over about 120 miles of 
track in southeast Tennessee and north 
Georgia as well as a railroad museum in 

Dr. Mel Wilhort sang with the 
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera 
Chorus in performances of Puccini s 
opera La Boheme in February, and with 
the Chattanooga Bach Choir in concert in 

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I was fresh out of graduate school 
and in my first teaching job when 
a wise man came to my office 
door one day and said: "Young man, 
no matter what your mathematical 
models tell you, don't forget this; 
nothing happens that can be called 
economics until someone succeeds 
in selling something to someone 
else." He was absolutely right It 
doesn't matter what kind of economic 
system a nation may have, economic 
life — which 
means the whole 
process through 
which people "earn 
a living" — rests on 
buying and selling. 

The Bible has a lot to say about 
economics precisely because it doesn't 
say a lot. Example: Cain was a farmer. 
His brother Abel owned livestock. 
Thaf s how they "earned their living." 
Question: Was Cain a vegetarian? 
Did Abel eat only meat? The Bible 
doesn't say — because it doesn't have 
to. Both Cain and Abel specialized in 
the production of what they did best 
and traded what they produced for 
whatever else they needed or wanted. 

Abraham owned livestock but 
no land. He was wealthy. When he 
wanted land for a burial place, he 
went to someone who owned what 
he wanted and bought it at the price 
named by the owner. Obviously the 
former owner wanted the cash more 
than he wanted the land. When this 
passing event in the life of Abraham 
is told in Genesis 23, no commentary 
is offered because none is needed. 
Silence said it all; Cain and Abel 
bought and sold. Abraham bought 
and sold. Even though there was no 

word for what they were, we can give 
one: They were Capitalists. 
They were part of a set of social 
relationships characterized by two 
things: Reasonably well-defined 
private property rights and freedom 
of exchange. 

There are far too many, sadly 
including Believers, who think that, 
morally, economic systems "ought" to 
work in a certain way but don't seem 
to work the way they "ought" This 
ignorance leads to the promotion of 

by Qmrhs D. Van Eaton, Ph.D. 

that borrowing and lending are 
an integral part of any system of 
buying and selling — an integral 
part of "Doing Economics." There's 
nothing morally wrong about that 
part of an economy which "produces 
convenience" through borrowing 
and lending because finance bridges 
time and connects buyers and sellers. 
(Yes, "Wall Street" serves an essential 

During the fourth quarter of 2008 
the U.S. economy contracted at a 6 
percent annual rate. (For the entire 

year 2008 


grew at 


percent.) For the 


policies (which can be implemented 
only by the power of "the sword") 
which can and often do harm, 

Economist Steven Horwitz argues, 
correctly, that "ought implies can." 
Citing his friend and fellow economist 
David Prychitko, Horwitz notes 
that economics is "the art of putting 
parameters on our Utopias." Ignoring 
how economic systems actually work, 
indeed how they have to and always 
will work, and using power to force 
"desirable" ends almost always leads 
to mischief. 

Buying and selling — earning and 
producing — occur across a real time 
continuum during which someone 
has to serve as a lender of financial 
capital to fund the difference between 
the point when costs to produce 
are incurred and revenues from 
selling are received. The Bible gives 
instructions about the moral behavior 
of both borrowers and lenders. This 
instruction rests on the understanding 

first quarter of 
2009 the economy contracted at 6.1 
percent annual rate. In response to 
these hard economic numbers the 
usual crowd announced that the 
problem was capitalism — meaning 
"unregulated" markets. Hold on! 
Russia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, 
France, the U.K., Ireland, and the 
so-called "Asian Tigers," experienced 
even deeper declines which began 
up to a year earlier than was the case 
in the United States. Nowhere in 
that group can one find bastions of 
unregulated capitalism. 

Economist Alan Reynolds of the 
Cato Institute, whose data I cite above, 
notes that what can now be clearly 
identified as the primary cause of 
the current worldwide decline in 
aggregate economic output is the 
same thing which contributed to 10 of 
the 11 post-World War II recessions: 
vulnerability to sudden increases in 
the price of crude oil. This was not a 
product of private price-gouging. The 
13 largest oil companies in the world 

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are government owned and operated. 
In fact three-quarters of all world 
energy supplies are government 
owned. (At home the principal barrier 
to domestic oil production — which 
would limit energy cost increases — is 

Higher energy prices act as a 
tax and reduce the availability of 
funds for other ordinary household 
expenditures. Add this "tax" to the 
push by the U.S., U.K., and Ireland 
governments forcing banks to 
make mortgage loans which would 
ordinarily not have been made and 
a "perfect storm" emerged — private 
demand over a wide range of 
goods and services became more 
constrained and traditional patterns of 
borrowing and lending began to break 

Market failure or government 
failure? Markets respond to 
incentives. When perverse incentives 
are presented, perverse outcomes 
are guaranteed. When essential 
energy costs are driven upward 
by government actions, and when 
financial markets are compelled to 

act not on market signals but political 
signals, we should not be surprised 
that markets responded to the 
incentives given. 

If s not as if a giant asteroid hit 
America and destroyed everything 
east of the Mississippi River. All 
the essential elements of a vibrant 
economy are still in place: willing 
labor, entrepreneurship, a system of 
laws which protect private property 
and encourage production and 
exchange (on this there are growing 
reasons for concern), and the 
private financial capital which links 
everything together. Everything is in 
place, but the political sector — here 
and abroad and always with the 
best of intentions — has created 
extraordinary uncertainty. The 
financial system has moved out of the 
arena, waiting to discover what the 
new "rules" may be. We all wait — 
meaning the economy contracts. 

I have no answers, only questions. 

Dr. Charles D. Van Eaton served until 
earlier this year as Director of the Bryan 
Institute for Critical Thought and 
Practice and distinguished professor at 
large. Before coming to Bryan, Dr. Van 
Eaton was professor of public policy 
at Pepperdine University's School of 
Public Policy, and served as the Everett 
McCabe/UPS Professor of Economics and 
chairman of the economics and business 
division at Hillsdale College. 

Wanteds, Toting Alum 

Bryan College will present tt% hrst Young AS uinrais/ 
Alumna of the Year award at homecoming in 
October, and the Alumni staff is looking for an alum 
to honor. 

Alumni Director David Iromanhauser said the new 
award is being made to recognize the contributions 
of alumni early in their careers. "We have always 
honored alumni who have a long record of service, but 
younger alumni just starting their careers often have 
accomplishments that are worthy of recognition as well," 
he said. "The Young Alum presentation will be part of 
our homecoming celebration to point out the amazing 
achievements of our alumni fresh out of Bryan." 

To qualify for the award, an alum must have graduated 
within the past 10 years, must have distinguished himself 
or herself academically, professionally, or in community 
service, and must demonstrate a strong relationship with 
Bryan College. 

"We encourage alumni and friends of the college 
to nominate recent graduates for the award," Mr. 
Tromanhauser said. "Visit the alumni page on the Bryan 
web site to nominate a graduate or email with your recommendations." 

At the same time, nominations are invited for the 
Alumnus/ Alumna of the Year award. This award 
recognizes a graduate with a distinguished record that 

ivflects honor on 
Bryan College over 
his or her career. 
"These awards 
are the highest 
honors the Alumni 
office can bestow 
on graduates, and 
we want to make 
sure we know 
about alumni who 
deserve this type of 
recognition," Mr. 
Tromanhauser said. 
"Please visit the 
web site or contact 
our office and help 
us bring honor to 
whom honor is 

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Three major campus 
improvement projects are 
scheduled this summer as 
the Bryan administration balances 
needs of a growing college and 
the realities of an economy 
struggling with a recession. 

Work will continue on the new 
entrance, the Academic Support 
Center will take new quarters in 
the library, and Woodlee-Ewing 
Residence Hall will get a new fire 
alarm system, Vice President of 
Operations Tim Hosteder said. 

Responding to conditions 
linked to the economy, work on 
the new entrance will continue 
on a pay-as-you-go basis, Mr, 
Hostetler said. "We are staying 
within the money in hand. That's 

why we're doing this. We will do 
what we can to make it possible 
to finish the entrance in the f alL" 

This means that workers will 
carve out space for a new soccer 
practice field south of the existing 
practice venues, and turn the 
field closest to the hillside into 
a parking lot Dirt from the 
excavation will be trucked to the 
new roadway to raise the level to 
the required elevation. 

'Vice President for Finance 
Vance Berger pointed out that 
while work will continue, the 
college is facing constraints 
because of a cash flow problem 
related to the economy. When 
construction funds are in hand, 
work will begin to complete the 
project, he said. 

"Doing this much work this 
summer will give us the practice 
space we need, and will provide 
a way for heavy trucks to move 
dirt without damaging our paved 

street," Mr. Hostetler said. "Plus, 
we'll create some more parking 

spaces, which are at a premium 
on campus now." 

Another project students 
will notice when they return 
to campus will be creation of 
new facilities for the Academic 
Support Center in the library. 
Center Director William Harle 
said the area formerly occupied 
by the library's periodicals 
collection will include a 
conference /classroom, office, 
and a larger room suitable for 
individual tutoring sessions or 
larger group presentations. 

"When we moved the writing 
center to the library from the 
English department we never 
intended to move beyond 
writing, but we went from seeing 
two or three students a day to 
1,250 consultations per semester. 
We did 15 consultations per week 
in the English department, but 
150-200 per week here," he said. 


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Better exposure and extended 
hours contributed to the increased 
use, and helped pave the way 
for expansion in mission from 
a writing center to an academic 
support center. "A student came 
and asked about help with 
physics," Mr. Harle explained. 
"I had no idea what to do, but 
I started making inquiries and 
found some help. Then another 
asked about help with math, then 
with biology." 

Mr, Hostetier said the 
president's cabinet members, 
recognizing the importance of the 
center and the value of helping 
students succeed in classes in 
which they are struggling, led 
to approval of the project this 

The other major project will be 
to install a new fire alarm system 
in Woodlee-Ewing residence hall. 
The new system, replacing the 
one installed when the building 
was opened in 1984, similar to 

those in other residence 
halls, will give room numbers 
when problems are reported, not 
just general locations. 

College officials have 
limited the extent of work to 
be performed this summer in 
keeping with steps taken earlier 
this year to control spending in 
the face of the nation's economic 

Mr. Berger said the college 

operates under a "very tight 
budget," which has enabled 
officials to avoid drastic steps 
taken by other institutions. 
Earlier this year, "we dropped 
back on the college contribution 
to retirement accounts, limited 
travel, more closely controlled 
air conditioning and heating, 
and we are trying to limit paper 
use. We're also in the process of 
securing a fixed-rate mortgage on 
college debt to limit our exposure 
in the future." 

Vice President for 
Advancement Blake Hudson 
said alumni and friends of the 
college have been generous in 
their support, which has helped 
financially. "This year giving 
for the William Jennings Bryan 
Opportunity Program more than 
doubled from 2008. However, 
as we start a new fiscal year we 
need continuing support for the 
scholarship /annual fund to begin 
the year with strength. I ask our 
alumni and friends to seek the 
Lord and give generously as He 

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A love for Bryan and a desire to say "thank you" for the 
education she received were motivations for Sallie (Jones) 
Garrett to purchase a Charitable Gift Annuity recently. 

Mrs. Garrett, director of the Highland Educational 
Literacy Project in Abingdon, Va., is a 1968 Bryan education 
graduate who has worked as a teacher either at the 
elementary level or in adult education for her working 

"I wanted to give to the institution mat offered me 
the opportunity to do what I am doing," she said. "God 
Messed me with the money, and I'm giving it back to Him. 
He continues to bless with peace, comfort, and financial 
stability. That's why I purchased the annuity." 

Mrs. Garrett came to Bryan as a student on die advice of 
the Youth for Christ leader in her home town of Hampton, 
Va- "His mother was on the board of trustees at Bryan, and 
he said he thought Bryan would be a good place for me to 
attend. I applied at several different places, but as soon as 
we visited Bryan my heart felt like that was the place to 


Looking at her time on campus, she said she particularly 
remembers the lifelong friendships she developed, "the 
relaxed, family atmosphere," and the professors who 
cared about students, "helping them do their best, with the 
emphasis of living 'Christ Above All/" 

She returned to Hampton and began teaching after 
graduating in January 1968, met her husband, Lewis, 
also an educator, and moved to Culpeper County, Va., in 
1970, Lewis was a principal and Sallie was an elementary 
teacher for 22 years, until Lewis retired and they moved to 

"We bought his grandmother's house, which was built 
in 1911, and renovated it. We bought a 52-acre farm that I 
called his 'southern plantation,'" she said. "We raised goats 
for five or six years, and his brother raises cattle." 

When they moved to Abingdon the economy was such 
that she could not find a classroom teaching position, so 
she applied for the adult literacy program and was hired. 
As director, she leads a staff in helping area residents gain 
basic educational skills and more advanced competencies 
such as computer literacy. 

"In November 2008, my husband died," she said. "We 
were in the process of selling some land, and after he died 
the sale went through. I began to look to see what would 
be the best return for the money. I saw the information 
Jim Barth sent about the Bryan annuity. I realized it would 
pay much more than a savings account at the bank or a 

Sallie Garrett with a former student 

certificate of deposit" 

Mr. Barth, Bryan's director of planned giving, said in 
today's economy it usually is the case that Bryan gift 
annuities have a much better interest rate than other 
options. "Most of our annuitants have found that they can 
double or triple their income with a Bryan gift annuity 
compared with savings accounts or CDs," he said. 

Mirs. Garrett added to her teacher's annuity, opened 
another account, paid off all debts which limited funds for 
giving to the Lord's work, and purchased the annuity. 

'Through the sale of the land the Lord blessed me with a 
surplus of money to invest for my future. One investment 
is giving to the Bryan charitable gift annuity," she said. '1 
have a year and a half to go before I retire. 1 left my VTjrgiriia 
Retirement System account intact so I'll be fully vested at 
age 65. I'm not planning to give up but to keep working 
with adults. I've heard that volunteers live longer." 

The annuity will supplement her other income and help 
her have the freedom to work in her "second occupation," 
helping her daughter with her organic farming business, 
and enjoying her three grandchildren. 

Mr. Barth said in addition to increasing income, a 
charitable gift annuity can provide, tax benefits and leave 
a legacy to help deserving students at Bryan College as 
well. For more information about a charitable gift annuity, 
contact Mr. Barth at 423-775-7280 or by email at . 

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Are you Making Plans 
for the Future? 

There are many ways to plan for the future through your will or trust A good plan will help 
you care for your loved ones after you are gone, plan for your own care, or even make a gift to 
Bryan College, 

If yon would like to include Bryan hi your planning, here are some ideas to help you 
achieve your estate planning goals: 


Make a gift to Bryan College and receive an estate tax deduction. 

Charitable Gift Annuity 

Make a gift to provide fixed income for you and a loved one. Receive an 

immediate tax deduction and have your payments partially tax free. 

Charitable Remainder Trust 

Create life income for you and your spouse. 

"Give it Twice" Trust 

Pass property, IRA, or 401 K on to your family and give to Bryan 

College at the same time. 

Give us a call to discuss any of these charitable estate planning 
options or visit our website at for 
more information. 




Jim Barth 
Bryan College 
721 Bryan Drive 
Dayton, TIM 37321 

Jim Barth 
Director of Planned Giving 

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Giving back seems only natural for Mark and Carol 
(McKemy) Trail, particularly when their gift 
honors a man who set an example of giving, 

Mark and Carol, both Bryan graduates in the Class 
of 1975, have established the Richard W. Trail Dean's 
Scholarship in memory of Mark's father, a Spring City, 
Tenn., businessman and community leader who died Dec. 
29, 2008. 

Dean's Scholarships are competitive awards made to 
incoming freshmen. Selection is based on an evaluation 
of high school grades, an essay, and an interview by a 
selection committee. 

Mr. Trail said he and his wife had several reasons for 
creating the scholarship. "Carol and I always considered 
our education from Bryan to be top notch, both in 
academics and in faith, growing in the Lord. That's first 
and foremost. Then, on our recent visit to campus we met 
some students, and they clearly are of the highest caliber. 
The questions they asked r their interactions were very 
direct- And we have the opportunity to give," he said. 

In .Jtktition to sending children to Bryan, Richard frail 
fell in love with the area and moved to Spring City after 
he retired as vice president of Seaboard World Airlines, 
a trans- Atlantic cargo airline, his son said. He began a 
business in Spring City, Equipment International Corp., 
which refurbished and resold equipment used in the airline 
industry. He also became involved in his adopted home 
town, serving in his church and as a member and chairman 
of the board of the Rhea Medical Center. 

Upon their graduation from Bryan, Mark said Carol 
"earned her P.H.T. (Putting Hubby Through) degree as he 
earned his Master's degree. She also taught school for a 

year until the first of their three children was born, then 
became a full-time home-maker for the next 20 years. For 
the past six years she has worked as business manager for 
a private tutoring school. 

Mr. Trail began a career in health care, working in the 
public and private sectors in Georgia, with responsibilities 
including serving as regional mental health, mental 
retardation, and substance abuse director in Southeast 
Georgia. He retired as chief of medical assistance plans in 
the Georgia Department of Community Health. 

Blake Hudson, Bryan's vice president for advancement, 
said the Trails' scholarship "is a wonderful way to honor 
Mr. Trail's father and to help a deserving student receive 
the same kind of high-quality Christ-centered education he 

"Annual gifts or a larger endowment may be used to 
create similar Dean's and Presidential Scholarships as 
we seek to make a Bryan education available to more of 
today's finest Christian students who will be tomorrow's 

For information about establishing a memorial 
scholarship, contact Mr. Hudson at 423-775-7323. 


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received from 

Cheryl Dial 

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Walker 

Rosalie A. de Rosset 

David & Mary Zopfi 

Tony & Valerie Castlen 

David & Sigrid Luther 

Linda Haines 

Marilee Alder 

Phillip & Darlene Lestmann 

Edwin & Jane Ellen Farnsworth 

Stefon & Alice Gray 

Phil & Melinda Evaul 

William & Lee Ketchersid 

John Phil & Gail Topham 

Calvin & Deborah White 

Phillip & Darlene Lestmann 

Winnie Davey 

Scott & Janice Pendergrass 

William & Lee Ketchersid 

David & Sigrid Luther 

Dr. & Mrs. John W. P. Oliver 

Carol Burrows Hoffman 

Drs. L. Jake & Sandra Marthes 

James C. Anderson 

Howard & Tickle Ragland 

Dwight & Lois Baker 

Thomas & Mary Frances Carlson 

Jim & Judy Barth 

Paul & Delana Bice 

Grace Bible Church Deaconesses 

Jack & Karin Traylor 

Scott & Janice Pendergrass 

Philip Laurence Gray 

Joseph V. & Marie Bruno 
Alfred & Betsy Chestnut 
Charles & Theda Thomas 
William & Lee Ketchersid 


Charles & Theda Thomas 
Charles and Theda Thomas 
Dr. Laura Payne 

Sale Creek Independent 
Presbyterian Church 


in memory of 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Gladys Traylor 
Jewel & Calvin Goza 
Jewel & Calvin Goza 
Jewel & Calvin Goza 
Ruth Bartlett 
Ruth Bartlett 
Ruth Bartlett 
Harriet Anderson 

in honor of 

Dr. John Anderson 
Dr. John Anderson 
Dr. John Anderson 


Ruth Bartlett Barbara King, 

Gladys Traylor 

Ruth Bartlett, Gladys Traylor, 

Shaaron Porter 

Shaaron Porter 

Shaaron Porter 

Shaaron Porter 

Shaaron Porter 

Margaret Gray, Granddaughter of 

William Jennings Bryan 

Joseph V. Bruno II 
Mrs. A.F. Chestnut 

Mr. Kenneth Landreth 

Richard Wyatt 

Shaaron Porter, Jewel & Calvin Goza, 

Gladys Traylor, Marianne Pond, 

Alvin Shaver, Lil Hankey, Eileen Roberts 

Ralph Minga 

Jerry T. Pass 

Dr. Betty Brynoff, Dr. Ruth Kantzer, 

Dr. Robert L. McCarron Dr, Richard Cornelius 

Gladys Traylor 

Father in he < 
Matthew 5:1 

Christ Above All 


Jly ^ 

Several months ago. Dr. Livesay came to me and said, 
"David, your job is to make the degrees of Bryan 
College more valuable!" 

My first thought was "Cool! And when I am done with 
that, 1 can work on peace in the Middle East!" 

He thought for a minute, and then repeated more 
emphatically, "Davip, your JOB is to make each and every 
degree at Bryan College more valuable!" 

I learned a long time ago that when The Man repeats 
his command, it is wise to listen and obey! However, his 
statements haunted me for months. How do you DO that? 
How do you enhance the reputation of the college? How 
do you raise the standards of the college? How do I make 
YOU more valuable?? 

On May 9, we celebrated our largest graduating 
class ever. One hundred ninety students received their 
diplomas, including seven who received the MBA degree. 
We also honored 26 members of the Class of 1959, with 
a Golden Grad special diploma. I spent most of Friday 
afternoon and evening fellowshipping with the Golden 
Grads. They were truly a remarkable group of people. Still 
very quick-witted and humorous, they told great stories of 
pranks, and yet remembered how God had shaped their 
lives during their time on Bryan Hill, 

One of their classmates, Marilyn Laszlo, revolutionized 
the way Wycliffe Bible Translators reached out to those 
with no written language. Marilyn travelled deep into the 
jungles of Papua New Guinea and taught a tribe how to 
read and write, how to engage in commerce, and led them 
to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

The class prankster, Gerry Smith, has spent his life in 
full-time Christian service. 

Fast-forward 50 years. The Class of 2009 is a very 
talented class. Gifted in music, in speech, in 
communication, and athletics, they have been well 
prepared to make a difference in today's world. 

Now, back to 
Dr. Iivesay's 
edict: I asked 
many alumni their 
thoughts on the 
subject. Finally, 
'79, gave me the 
answer. "That's 
easy! What is the 
quality of your product? Do you have a good product 
going out the door?" 

As I look back, 1 did not realize the quality of education 
I received. I did not fully appreciate the quality of 
friendships I would find here at Bryan. I finally realized 
God put me here, to be trained, educated, and grounded 
in the concept of our motto, Christ Above All. He brought 
me here to build friendships and relationships that have 
lasted until this very day. We all had options for our college 
education. God chose to put us here. He then took us to 
the far corners of the earth, and to various careers. He used 
our time here to build in us what we needed to make a 
difference for Him. 

As I have heard the stories and reconnected with many 
of you, I have been greatly encouraged. The quality of 
the "product" us, is high indeed. The more I learn of my 
fellow alums, the more value I place on my degree. 

How good are you? 

Very, very good!!! 


David Tromahhauser 
Alumni Director 

Bryan s Career Center Available Far Yonl 

Bryan's Career Center has made its services more accessible to alumni and employers with jobs to fill. 
Marlene Wilkey, director of career planning and corporate relations, said alumni can 
post their resumes and employers can post job openings on Your Membership 
Bryan community pages, which may be reached through the alumni link at 

There is no cost for either employers or alumni to post their items, although 
alumni must register with Your Membership, if they have not already done so. 

While the system allows alumni and employers to post entries by themselves, 
Mrs. Wilkey is available should anyone need assistance. She may be reached by 
email at 

Employers should note that positions will be deleted after 90 days unless 
other arrangements are made. 

"This is a perfect opportunity for Bryan alumni to help new graduates 
find positions, or to help other alumni who may need new positions in these 
difficult economic times," Mrs. Wilkey said. 



Christ Above All 


The ^arnsworths 


Edwin Farnsworth were married in 
Dayton, Term., Nov. 30, 2008. The 
Farnsworths live in Dayton. 

MARK TRAIL, 75, has retired as 
the chief of the medical assistance 
plans in the Georgia Department of 
Community Health and has joined 
the staff of Health Management 
Associates in Tyrone, Ga. Mark and 
his wife, CAROL (MCKEMY), '75, 
live in Tyrone. 

received a Doctor of Education degree 
from Walden University in October 
2008. Her dissertation was entitled 
"Technology in the Seventh-Grade 
Math Classroom: Collaborating, 
Implementing, and Assessing." She 
teaches seventh-grade math at Lost 
Mountain Middle School, Cobb 
County, Georgia. Her daughter, 
substitute teaches in Cobb County 

and occasionally subs with her mom. 
Jacqueline has been accepted by 
Georgia State University to pursue 
a Master of Arts degree in Teaching 


WALT, '82, and JANE (YOUNG), '85, 
JACKSON live in Wyckoff, N.J. Walt 
is a managing director for Goldman 
Sachs, and Jane is involved in running 
a women's Bible Study for more than 
240 women at the church of JOE 
TALONE '84. Their daughter, Taylor, 
20, is a junior in college. Daughter 
Avery, 17, and son Ivor, 15, are both 
heavily involved in soccer, playing on 
school and club teams. 

DANIEL, '86, and SONYA 
(KNECHT), '87, BICE live in 
Milwaukee, Wise, where Daniel is 
a columnist for the Journal-SenHttel 
newspaper and Sonya is a law 
clerk for a justice on the Wisconsin 
Supreme Court. Daniel recently won 

the National Headliner Award, one 
of the major awards in journalism, 
for his column, "No Quarter," which 
is published twice a week. His entry 
beat those from the Detroit News and 
the Chicago Tribune. He also won the 
"Best in Business" award from the 
Society of American Business Editors 
and Writers for a series he and another 
writer produced on subprime lending. 
Sonya finished law school in May 
2008, and will continue her clerkship 
for another year. They are parents of 
Zach, 16; Sophie, 14; and Raney, 12. 


ANITA (REUTER), '90, and Bob 
URBAN have moved from West 
Tennessee to Filmore, Ind., where Bob 
works for FedEx in Indianapolis and 
Anita home schools their children, 
Anna Beth and Peter. They would 
love to hear from friends via email at 
missdaisy 1 

PAUL WHISNANT, -92^ is president 

The Urban family 

Paul Whisnant, left, receives his doctoral diploma. 

of International Servants, which he 
founded in a jungle grass hut 18 years 
ago and is now the largest mission in 
Belize. He is also the embassy warden 
for the United States Embassy to 
Belize. In May 2009, Paul received 
a Ph.D. from Immanuel Baptist 
Seminary. His email is and his website is 
ww w.JoinGod. org. 

KATHRYN SPICER, '95, married 
Ben Kelly on January 1, 2009. Their 
reception was on New Year's Eve, and 
the ceremony began at the stroke of 
midnight. The Kellys live in Cordova, 
Term. Kathryn is in her 10th year 
working at Belkvue Baptist Church 
as the women's ministry coordinator. 
Ben works for American Home Shield 
as a customer relations representative. 

both '99, announce the birth of 
Josiah David, on Feb. 13, 2008, and 
the finalization of his adoption in 
December 2008, and the birth of 
Annica Grace, on Dec. 1, 2008. Josiah 
was bom at Einstein Hospital in 

Philadelphia and weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. 
Annica was bom two months early 
at Temple University Hospital and 
weighed 3 lbs., 9 oz. Amy is a clinical 
pharmacist at Jefferson Hospital for 
Neuroscience in Philadelphia. Dave 
is the senior engineer /producer and 
graphic designer for MorningStar 
Studios in Spring House and leads 
worship at BranchCreek Community 
Church. Dave and Amy live in North 
Wales, PA. 


SARAH (DRAKE), '03, and Scott 
BASS announce the birth of their 
fourth daughter, Lauren Michel, on 
Dec 29, 2008. Lauren weighed 6 lbs, 
7 oz and was 19 inches long. She joins 
big sisters Maggie, 6, andRebekah 
and Rachel, 4. The Bass family lives in 
Franklin, N.C., where Sarah is a stay- 
at-home mom and Scott has a new 
job overseeing the Smoky Mountain 
Center for the Performing Arts. 

'I 'he Gerhart family 

SEVERAL ALUMNI and former 
staff members met to help former 
admissions counselor Ted Boyd 
celebrate his wedding recently. BEN 
former admissions counselor 
Boyd; former admissions counselor 
TRAVIS STEVENS, '01; former 
director of admissions and enrollment 
management MARK CRUVER, 
'92; ISAAC CHILES, '04; and 
JOHN STONESTREET, '97, former 
WorldviewTeam director and director 
of Summit at Bryan were present. 

BENJAMIN CARVER, '03, graduated 
May 16, with honors from Gordon 
Conwell Theological Seminary with a 
Master of Divinity degree. In the fall 
he plans to move to the Boston area to 
pursue his Master of Theology degree 
at Gordon Conwell's North Hamilton 


'05, received the Master's of Christian 
Studies degree (Interdisciplinary 
Focus) at Regent College in 

The Kellys 

Lauren, Maggie, Rebekah, and Rachel Bass 

From left are Ben Carver, Josh Bales, Charlie Phillips, Ted Boyd, 
Travis Stevens, Mark Cruver, Isaac Chiles, and John Stonestreet. 

Vancouver, Canada. As part of her 
degree requirements, she wrote an 
interdisciplinary paper including 
the fields of literature, theology and 
biblical exegesis on the topic of how 
following a suffering Savior reshapes 
the question of suffering. Anneliis 
living and writing in Vancouver with 
her husband Cody, who also recently 
completed his Master's degree in 
Public Policy from the University of 
London in London, England. 

The Mathesons 


Dr. JESSE D. HUMBERD, '43, of Winona Lake, Ind., died March 21. 

Mr, RICHARD MAYCUMBER, '51, of San Diego, Calif., died Feb. 21. 

Mis. CATHY (UNDERWOOD) SMITH, 74, of Spring City, Tenm, died May 10. 

MICHAEL, '06, and CEREN 
(CARPER), '06, STONE announce 
the birth of their first child, Brooklyn 
Elizabeth, on Feb. 1, 2009. Brooklyn 
weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz., and was 21 Vi 
inches long. Michael is the new 
varsity boy's basketball coach at 
East Hamilton High School in 
Chattanooga, Term., and Ceren 
teaches kindergarten in North 

MORTON, '08, were married Jan. 3. 
The Reneaus live in Dayton, Term. 

Brooklyn Stone 

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Dayton, TN 37321 


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Set your calendars now for symposia presented 
by the Bryan Institute for Critical Thought and 

• September 25-26, 2009 Christ and Culture 
(visit the web site: 

• October 30-31, 2009 Health Care in America: 
The Diagnosis and the Cure (visit the web 
site: www. /healthcare) 

• March 19-20, 2010 The Four Views of 
Psychology Revisited (information to come) 

• November 5-7, 2010 The 21st Century 
Persecuted Church (information to come) 

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cott Jones, '84, is the and have a daughter, Morgan, 

Lead Pastor of New Life 13 and a son, Noah, 10. 
- Community Church in His personal mission is 

Peoria, Arizona, He has been "to cultivate the imagination 

a pastor for 20 years, which 
includes serving 13 years at 

of people of God in being a 
missional community that 

Pantego Bible Church in Fort brings Christ's redemptive 

Worth, Texas, and five years purposes to their world." 
as Senior Pastor of Grace We will also enjoy hearing 

Community Church in Tempe, from our Bryan College 

He is a graduate of Bryan 

Women's Chorus and other 
alumni talent 

College and Dallas Theological Jim Wolfe, '78, and Jessi 


Scott and his wife Donita 
have been married for 18 years 

Hundley Trigger, '08, will lead 
us in musical worship. 


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Moke your reservations earty 
motels fill up fast 

I um Fast Pass Informaium 

Lion l"jst Pass 

SJOraduiHa&c* 12-*) 

Attend <ill of our events and mvc monev! With 
this pass you «r attend a Friday night dinner, and 
Saturday vou can attend the Tailgate Lunch, and the 
Alumni Dinner & Awards Also, ir wu -uveanv 
children ages Ml, they can attend Lion Cut* for free 
tor the whole weekend' Al I for one Iniv price-tK' 
SI5-per-pen*»n savings just on meals! 


A I j carte prices for each event 

* Alumni Coll Tournament 

■ Lion Ci 


S5 per child per <«*>sion 
($20 max per family) 

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$5 for children 7-11 

< 2 .iiid under 

Free for 2 and under 


• Sunday Crunch (jwv of fir dtor J 

S3. i"K>for children •> 12 
Free InrS and under 

* All I'riday ni>;h I dinners 

« GoSee Hftue* 

* Alumni Sporting events 

* l.iltgiile Lunch 

* Alumni Dinner & Awards 

* Bonfire 

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Friday, October 2 

• Registration l(t,im-7pro 
Second (loot, I J tuner Student Center I m Kt feci hock-.: 

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• Alumni Golf Tcianumrnt t1:Mljm 
Ujvttin Gotf &Cagntrv Llub: 

i g j club with your buddies while renewin,- 
IrierwJhhip*, A delicious lunch is included nkrng wilh goodie 
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team, we an place yciLi in a. group. 

• (Ion Cub* SkvWpin-SiWflpni 
Drop off At pick up hi Mhhi IIjII main lobKy 

[the old Fu«litK'>u ll For children .ti> - ">- 1 1 Br) .in tYillege 
ilenti will teach Bii-i your cub*- hoi 

me greed n^ far parents lo 

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hinol their own. Include* dinner & ■snacks, 

• GimmI Ol' Diis Dinnvi 5:3Qpm 
Khca County K«Krm r IjtiniL'i Student Center 

Classes 1%8 tt pel > ipa? J delirious served dilutee &*■ 

1 reconnect mth old iind new friends. 

teiM'hdl plascrv LVacktr |aek<« & drink). 

Mile-Mone Reunion* 
Brock Hall: 

Claw ■••'■ I ■'-- 'J&aXM 

■ihlp w ilh classmates and new mends,' 



ISth Re union DinniM 
Library, 2nd tktor. 

-. It ha* been 2? year* since we walked the 
halls ni Bryan as tfudents .md for ytme of you the first lime 
Mm will return borne W I i» 

ihingyi* I <t i.ii v. 1 tv Ukendown --i-TTip 

p. tlf. 1 w jutted to go wovrantyouhefeJ We 

• .1 1\ osotne turnout so please make your pbtw i*>" 
com* and renew friendship*. 

Cla*» af 2LMW welcome back dinner ^ ^ ti:50pm 

ling .ill "Twisted uidlvduaJsT Come 
lt wnlnoi.irclassnuiles.ii >irtr 

■.nn ba< ■ m in , 

Coffee lluiiw S:0»pm 

Lalimct Student C«tt*f Dining H.ill 

■ i\ir & devMjrt vrttJi friends mm ■ • ■ lam 
il ii- 1;, 'in In- r Mi-. Stvearl tn-.i 
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Altittini Baseball game ftOttpm 

Senlei Field: 

faki A3 ifa ivni 

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• Alumni Sixtc* 
Main soccer field: 

Alumni mm and lv-nm i?n ivi It sou arv oil in the coot iall air 
,ij;.unsl I 1 '.hut h'.nn Aee bAridagi-* 4c lee 

pack-, ore available upon request! 

• Alumni Men'** U»in«n'« Basketball game tyOttpm 
Summer* Gymnasium: AI.hthh •. ■ VIhit.iii kt-l dw •.-.m-.h, 
leel the heal t«Tl throw iir Advil! 

S&turd&y, October I 

• Kv-KialMiipn ^JOjm-I0:."M>jm L. LOupm-lMOCJpnn 

and Honr, Ijtimrr Miidenl t'crtle* (netl to > 
(dosed during entrance dedication & parade >. Lunch ticket* 
nill be available al tailgate lunch. Come e wWi 

here. get a IS Wn tot Ihc nmiki-iorc^lnil dwnci 

p 1 , ou- biHikMum), and iilw reoeree a fret' alumni mug or 
ni' -dt» 

• Alumni Chtio Kelir^iMl HMuaVlii MMm 
t liuir Kocim: 

E5t David Lufher will tejd (,'hni r ,' (. hiimlvr jlunvni a] 
VMlti l.ilU hir.ili'uti-irtlvrx.'iN Mtu pivpan* I >4fag >i> 
tranceoclcbi Makeaio\' 


* Mew Entnuwc Cclc-braiiun & Parade 
Highway 27 & RichUnd Street: 

1 Ivr mooieol • 1 1 ttivn naitmp, inr' t elcbnfe t he 

M r,uid opening tit nur rwn eoltt'getf ilrance! VVI" 
tOff'r cocnplele or nlino^l tln-t, « wUI take nut fitst walk 
. the iv.'.utiiiii ra ur taitgate lunch. Shuttieaftofn 

1 runt ol tjlilTr ■ I-.t ii : II t.i l.v 

hi h.H'kit youaiw 
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• Ijtlgjte fwrnh llnnon 
Practice Soccw Fiel di.; 

c .'. lull-.- the M:'li1 

Ptstr, ' wUI ; udf a bouno 1 playground for ihe - 
» •»*, temporary 1^1 »i>on good cats, grenl feUon shi p & 

muth n'' 

Vtrn'i Soccer 

Main Soccer Held: 

Bryan Goftegc Varsk) owtn «qoiue olf against B" 

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liiinCuh* S:lupm'«iD(rpni 

Dttp nil & pick up In Meteet Hall main lobby 11 hi' -Id 
flsliboivl). ViK ■ FW yan College students 

l 'ii*-}! Biti!t i stories and ihow jrourcuta how t" make 

ftorn* great cralH. I hi% t imi w it dt«.i jjned for 
fL^Unvship with tliuirt'lj'v*,mjti'-. i\ lull ehildreu have -aimi- 
tuni<i ■• - dinner fit snacks. 

• Alumni Dinner & Award* fcOOpm 
UUtfwt Student Center Dining Hill; 
Cdebrdteour heritage .ind l*g«y ol being a Bryan I li 
Enjoy a dehatiu* dinner a.rui hear ^ilviui ivhali* ahead 

E)ryiinCc41eB£ from our pre* dent, i - Stephen D. 
Liveaay, and Alumni DLrvrtiw \tr. David lriin',jj>hjii ■ 
Wa wiil [ndud .ilumiil player* into theSpn ;• rial I 
of Fame, and announce ihi VhiB»ofthe%tar. Nrw 
this year *Yaung Alumni of the Year" ivill be pitiMUMd 
veunjijw alum who if rjtilrjtlg a difference in tiv. 

-Id rW -ma- to vM Lman.ilurTni.Lirj; and ncirrtin.Hr- 


• uh annual BIT Bonfire & I tve Music YrUflpm 
Location to bv announced: Ibml uundmi.ili'i>«\ n-.ik,- 

;i!OTL* r drink >Dtiif tutmi, iir^tn to MOW greai music At 
enjoy old 4c r»W friends. LKir current ^udiMuLs also 
be there tt« meat voul 

SiiijiLv October 4 

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Lion Cubs 

Brock H*ll (bottom Floor nl Rudd AudJtoriumJii 

Last inn- toi M urcuba lahav g Fun '• nh dot Bryan 

udents Your ill enjoy tk-irov. n 
"children's erm-« h'' tuih plenty ot -piead out and 

have some fun! Sn.tdt> are included 

Mumni Chapel ifriKiam 

Rudd Auditorium: 

T his I * aiw ays the highlight of our \ <. ekt-rt J and a jpe at 
way in i>rd Homecoming Bene kuKtv'M, wilt lead us 

in *. . . • 

Sunsl.H Branch 1M»jni 

I jttnier StuJvnl Center Dining Hall: 
Brunch l»wrv«i! Walk over to our Dint<i}» Hall far the 
r*c4 hmd and hv>t in lot. o I : .". ■( ik 1 dinar. 

" 'please d«cV iwt v.i-l — !■ and /or a 'I :n. omnnimll' 
change* may occur l>r> analurnoi-org or 

Registration and paymenl can be completed online at 
b.rYanjIumni.orB. or return (hi* farm and payment, 
with checks made payable to Bryan Cottage 
rjryr 09/2 1/09. Mail to Bryan College, attention 
Homecoming, P0- Bo* 7000, Dayton, TN J7321-7PQO 



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Alumni Golf tournament 

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Friday Dinners frwV on*/ 




Tailgate Lunch 

Alumni Dinners Awards 




Sunday Brunch frwy or rAe dooc> 

Junior/Senior Visit 

Special vwrit for high sdhooi [union and seniors <l*& 
Dp) nl ihvan alumni jmwvdhti- Munii t uming 2009. CKv*. 
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,ind cnlim- odincatton It H) -.icin. wrial aclivi- 
ith curreni sUidcflb and spend the night in the 

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hall. Idkf j Lainuu> U*ar, VimIiiij' sludL-nb will nxuivtr a 
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